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New York City Public Transportation

Trains and buses are two common forms of transportation to commute to and from NYC.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the largest public transportation provider in all of North America for the New York metropolitan area that serves New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut. It is able to serve the suburban communities by means of its subsidiary agencies such as the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), the Long Island Bus, and the Metro-North Railroad.

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, serving 124 stations in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The LIRR operates 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, including all holidays, with service intervals varying by destination and time of day.